Joan Cleary, MM
Executive Director

Joan Cleary provides day-to-day management of the Alliance as an independent contractor. Prior to starting her consulting practice in 2010, Joan led grantmaking, policy support and leadership development initiatives for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation including its community health worker field-building efforts and upstream focus on social determinants of health.

In a health and human services career spanning 30 years, Joan has worked in community, nonprofit, clinical, think tank, government and philanthropy settings. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Board of Directors

As a nonprofit, we are governed by a voluntary, multi-disciplinary board that provides strategic direction, oversight, and stewardship. Our board includes: